Possessive apostophe KS2 – Use orangutans and David Attenborough to teach possessive apostrophes in Year 5

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Year 5


Use the hook of amazing Attenborough wildlife clips to get children engaged in grammar lessons.

This Y5 grammar lesson, based on a David Attenborough clip about orangutans, will help children to develop an understanding of possessive apostrophes in plural and singular nouns.

It’s been adapted from the Natural Curriculum, a website developed in partnership with the Educational Recording Agency, that features fun free animal-themed grammar lessons for Y4-6 centred around captivating clips from the BBC’s natural history archives.

Use the resources in the classroom, or direct pupils to the easy-to-navigate website if they’re working from home.

  • Use the possessive apostrophe in sentences that contain both singular and plural nouns
  • Use high-level vocabulary when writing sentences about orangutans
  • Enhance pupils’ interest in and improve their knowledge and understanding of the natural world

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David Millington teaches at Cotham Gardens Primary in Bristol. He is the creator and principal author of the Natural Curriculum. Follow the Natural Curriculum on Twitter at @natural_curric. Browse our apostrophes for contraction resources.

Possessive apostophe KS2 – Use orangutans and David Attenborough to teach possessive apostrophes in Year 5

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